Playstation 4 Orbis Rumors and Speculation

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Today, Kotaku posted a story containing alleged details on Sony’s next home console, the PlayStation 4. Kotaku claims that the details of the story “come from a reliable source who is not authorized to talk publically about next-gen hardware but has shared correct information with [the publication] before.” According to this source, the next PlayStation is codenamed Orbis and will launch in the 2013 holiday season.

Anybody remember that logo?

Kotaku notes that the predicted specs of the Orbis currently include an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU. The source told Kotaku that “select developers” have already received dev kits at the beginning of the year and revised kits arrived around the time of the Game Developers Conference earlier this month.

Possible Orbis concept model

Furthermore, according to Kotaku’s source, Orbis will not feature backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 games and will incorporate some sort of used-games restriction. Apparently, once a consumer inserts a Blu-ray disc into Orbis it must be tied to a PSN account and can no longer be shared. The data can be installed onto the system and flagged as “downloaded” from the PSN so it can be re-downloaded for future use. Sources are “unclear” as to how the disc functions following this, though one possibility is that the disc can allow consumers to access trial content before purchasing the full game on their console.

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Posted on March 29, 2012, in LATEST ARTICLES and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. i don’t believe a playstation 4 will be coming out in 2013 because the playstation 3 is still being sold and it has not reach its limit as what the hard drive could do i give it about five more years

    • I doubt the PS3 can make the expected sales for another five years, while all kinds of competition is going to start appearing in 2013. But time will tell, if the PS4 does come out, you can expect me to jump straight in line for the first version 🙂

  2. Sony is going to have to cut into the shelf life of the PS3 if this happens

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